The National Assembly could not continue with its session on Thursday, due to a lack of a quorum.


Upon entry into the chamber, Deputy Speaker of the House, Loide Kasingo did not take the usual affirmation, but instead inquired about the next move from the Front Desk Officials. 


PDM member in the National Assembly Elma Dienda demanded that a roll call be taken to establish whether there is a quorum or not before any action is taken. However, her request was not entertained by the Deputy Speaker.


Kasingo then declared under Rule 17 of the house dealing with the quorum, that the session stands adjourned until further notice.


In today's session, MPs were supposed to consider several bills such as the Metrology and Administration of Estates Amendment bills.


A motion on the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund, NSFAF, looking for financial assistance for underprivileged students, the request to write off water debts of local authorities and the motion to abolish the usage of cheques as a means of payment in Namibia were to be discussed today.

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Jefta Tjihumino